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CHINESE CUSTOM-BELIEF

THE CHINESE NAME EACH YEAR AFTER AN ANIMAL IN A CYCLE OF
TWELVE ANIMALS. SOME ANIMALS ARE LUCKY, SOME NOT; HENCE CERTAIN
YEARS WILL BRING GOOD FORTUNE, OTHERS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TRAVELLED

Where learned: OFFICE

Keyword(s): CALENDARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Bad luck
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 10-03-1967

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RUSH JOB CALENDAR

NEG FRI FRI THU WED TUE MON
8 7 6 5 4 3 2
16 15 14 13 12 11 9
23 22 21 20 19 18 17
31 30 29 28 27 26 24
38 37 36 35 34 33 32
1. EVERY JOB IS IN A RUSH. EVERYONE WANTS HIS JOB YESTERDAY.
WITH THIS CALENDAR, A CUSTOMER CAN ORDER HIS WORK ON THE 7TH
AND HAVE IT DELIVERED ON THE 3RD.
2. ALL CUSTOMERS WANT THEIR JOBS ON FRIDAY...SO THERE ARE
TWO FRIDAYS IN EACH WEEK.
3. THERE ARE SEVEN EXTRA DAYS AT THE END OF THE MONTH FOR
THOSE END OF THE MONTH JOBS.
4. THERE WILL BE NO FIRST OF THE MONTH BILLS TO BE PAID,
AS THERE ISN'T ANY "FIRST." THE "TENTH" AND "TWENTY-FIFTH"
ALSO HAVE BEEN OMITTED -- IN CASE YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PAY
ON ONE OF THESE DAYS.
5. THERE AR NO BOTHERSOME NON-PRODUCTIVE SATURDAYS AND
SUNDAYS. NO TIME AND ONE?HALF OR DOUBLE TIME TO PAY.
6. THERE'S A NEW DAY EACH WEEK CALLED--NEGOTIATION DAY.

Submitter comment: SHOULD BE PRINTED IN CALENDAR FORM WITH DIRECTION UNDER IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CALENDAR

James Callow Keyword(s): CALENDAR ; HUMOR ; XEROX LORE

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 00001970S

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Superstition

Never eat fish in a month without an "R" in it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CALENDAR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Month
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water

Date learned: 00001930ca

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE TWO ESKIMOS WHO WERE RUBBING
NOSES AND GOT "SNIFFILIS?"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

James Callow Keyword(s): BLEND ; NEOLOGISM ; PUN ON SYPHILIS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ESKI

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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RIDDLE

HOW MANY MONTHS HAVE 28 DAY?
-- ALL OF THEM

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): TIME CALENDAR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-26-1968

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Belief: Animal

Bite-Cure:

In Haiti, there is a small lizard-type animal, resembling a chameleon, because right before it bites you, it changes colors so that you can't see it. When it does bite, its jaws lock and it dangles on your body. The only way you can get it off is to find a donkey and make it bray - there by forcing the animal to open its jaws.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bite ; BLEND ; Camouflage ; Chameleon ; DONKEY ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; Lizard

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Riddle - Question

Some months have thirty days some have thirty one. HOw many months have twenty eight?

Answer: all of them.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CALENDAR ; Dates ; Month ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE ; Trick Question

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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BELIEF

IF SOMEONE LOANS YOU A NEEDLE, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
PAY THEM A PENNY OR ELSE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ENEMIES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ; BELIEF ; enemies ; Lend ; MONEY ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-17-1972

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